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Sea Blue Paint for VW bug
bluebell914
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 08:38 AM UTC
Trying to build a Tamiya '66 Bug as a tribute car to my mothers original '66, but I can't find any info on blending paints to produce this color. Any help appreciated.
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 09:56 AM UTC
Zero paints do a colour matched VW Sea Blue

https://www.hiroboy.com/Sea_Blue_Paint_60ml--product--10746.html
bluebell914
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:10 AM UTC
I appreciate your reply! The shipping costs are VERY high, but I will do as a last resort. This is extremely important to me.
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 11:05 AM UTC
There are stockists in the US. Iím in the UK so just showed you the paint from a UK stockist youíll need to find the US stockists as I donít know whatís around or near you.
Grauwolf
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 01:09 PM UTC
You can get in the USA from

HobbyWorld-USA.com

Cheers,
bluebell914
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 03:52 AM UTC
Thanks! They do carry it, though it is back ordered. Made by Tamiya.
18Bravo
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 04:39 PM UTC
When doing civilian vehicles, I like it to use actual automotive paint, available at most chain Auto parts stores. Failing that, you can find it online, Granted, a '66 VW is not the most common vehicle these days, but it certainly was at one time. If I can find Glory Brown for a fairly rare CB500 Twin, you should have no trouble. Try DuPont.
bluebell914
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:12 AM UTC
I really don't want the sovents associated with automotive paints, and have some doubts about the effects on platic.
18Bravo
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:23 AM UTC
As you should, which is why I always use a good barrier before painting. Personally, I'd be more worried about the lead content.
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 01:21 PM UTC
Have you considered contacting a local VW dealership for a bottle of touch-up paint in that color? If any of their recent models are available in Sea Blue they should have some in the parts department retail shop.
18Bravo
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 05:00 PM UTC
My next door neighbor is a bonafide VW freak. He's got a blue one parked behind his house that is all original, but I don't think it's Sea Blue, and I'm not going to climb over our fence tonight to find out. Your quandary is this - which Sea Blue do you want to go for?

brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 06:32 PM UTC
German paint systems never fail to please!
brekinapez
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 06:56 PM UTC
My first car was a 1969 Type 281 (7-seater, lhd, rh sliding door); all my subsequent cars have been VW's. I am to the Transporter what your neighbor is to the Beetle. I can say, judging from what I have seen of Sea Blue at shows is that I would go with the Sea Blue #2, as the live vehicles tend to have a brighter tone, I think.

bluebell914
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 08:33 AM UTC
Thank you everyone for your guidance and help. Will be going with #2 and have it ordered.
bluebell914
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 11:26 AM UTC
Update. Not happy at all with the color I purchased and have changed the model to a Pigall version. Will post pic's when a little further along.
brekinapez
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
You changed it to a Swedish candy?